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Phil Skinner interviewed by Bronwyn Hughes in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 175007
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Skinner, Phil, 1903-1991, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1987 July 7 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

NSW Bicentennial oral history collection.

Summary

Born in Burwood, Sydney, Skinner speaks of his parents' background; family history; father's employment; mother's profession; childhood memories; family homes; school memories; the local environment and community of Burwood; father's work as a gardener; family moving around Sydney to live in grounds of homes he worked for; family life; experiences living in extended family with Aunt, Uncle and cousins; cars; memories of Halley's Comet; living above a tea shop with family; recreation; religion; music; picture theatre; health; employment; working for a photographer; World War I; the Depression; meeting his wife; courtship; teaching music; playing banjo on live radio.

Notes

Transcript available.

Includes index.

Recorded by the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project, funded by a bicentennial grant to the NSW Council on the Aging and the Oral History Association of Australia (NSW).

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216229665

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.). 
Subjects Skinner, Phil, 1903-1991 -- Interviews.  |  Older people -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 1901-1945.
Other authors/contributors Hughes, Bronwyn, Interviewer  |  N.S.W. Council on the Ageing  |  Oral History Association of Australia. N.S.W. Branch  |  NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project

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ORAL TRC 2301/83
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ORAL TRC 2301/83 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
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ORAL TRC 2301/83 (summary)
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